Rosetti’s “Goblin Market” has been viewed as a commentary of the effects of colonialism on women. From this perspective, commerce—the buying and selling of goods—defines the value of women (and men) in society. To better understand this poem, your task is twofold: First, select either the goblins or the fruit and discuss what they represent from the perspective of colonialism and commerce. Then, based on your assessment of the goblins or the fruit, what is the effect of colonialism on women?
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